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Wyong Shire

Population and age structure

Between 2011 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Wyong Shire indicate a 18.9% increase in population under working age, a 41.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 17.4% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of Wyong Shire is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Wyong Shire - Total persons201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 4 10,1736.612,1016.413,5456.3+3,372
5 to 9 10,2326.612,4836.614,0916.5+3,859
10 to 14 10,5756.912,2526.514,0116.5+3,436
15 to 19 10,7357.011,6736.213,2356.1+2,500
20 to 24 9,0515.910,6395.611,9945.6+2,943
25 to 29 8,6025.610,4945.611,6775.4+3,075
30 to 34 8,4115.410,9175.812,1345.6+3,723
35 to 39 9,6216.211,2286.012,8185.9+3,197
40 to 44 10,1506.611,2606.012,9896.0+2,839
45 to 49 10,0496.510,8955.812,7095.9+2,660
50 to 54 9,9966.511,1215.912,5835.8+2,587
55 to 59 9,1015.911,3906.012,4995.8+3,398
60 to 64 8,9705.811,5136.112,7695.9+3,799
65 to 69 8,1065.311,2396.012,6765.9+4,570
70 to 74 6,8634.49,7505.211,6755.4+4,812
75 to 79 5,4213.57,9984.29,8634.6+4,442
80 to 84 4,4312.95,8003.17,2803.4+2,849
85 and over3,8472.55,7043.07,0063.3+3,159
Total persons154,334100.0188,459100.0215,554100.0+61,220

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2015.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 7,006 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 7,280 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 9,863 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 11,675 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 12,676 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 12,769 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 12,499 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 12,583 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 12,709 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 12,989 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 12,818 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 12,134 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 11,677 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 11,994 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 13,235 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 14,011 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 14,091 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 13,545 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 5,704 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 5,800 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 7,998 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 9,750 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 11,239 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 11,513 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 11,390 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 11,121 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 10,895 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 11,260 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 11,228 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 10,917 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 10,494 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 10,639 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 11,673 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 12,252 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 12,483 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 12,101 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011: 3,847 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011: 4,431 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011: 5,421 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011: 6,863 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011: 8,106 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011: 8,970 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011: 9,101 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011: 9,996 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011: 10,049 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011: 10,150 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011: 9,621 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011: 8,411 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011: 8,602 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011: 9,051 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011: 10,735 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011: 10,575 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011: 10,232 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011: 10,173
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2015.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: 1,301 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 1,480 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 1,864 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 1,925 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 1,437 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 1,256 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 1,109 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: 1,462 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: 1,814 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 1,729 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 1,590 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 1,216 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 1,183 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 1,355 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 1,563 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: 1,759 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 1,608 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 1,444 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2011 to 2026: 1,857 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2011 to 2026: 1,369 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2011 to 2026: 2,577 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2011 to 2026: 2,887 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2011 to 2026: 3,133 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2011 to 2026: 2,543 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2011 to 2026: 2,289 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2011 to 2026: 1,125 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2011 to 2026: 846 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2011 to 2026: 1,110 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2011 to 2026: 1,607 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2011 to 2026: 2,506 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2011 to 2026: 1,892 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2011 to 2026: 1,588 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2011 to 2026: 938 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2011 to 2026: 1,677 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2011 to 2026: 2,251 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2011 to 2026: 1,928
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant age structure for persons in Wyong Shire was ages 15 to 19 , which accounted for 7.0% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 65 to 69 , which is expected to increase by 3,133 and account for 6.0% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 5 to 9 years, with a total of 12,483 persons.

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